Retaliation is often related to claims of harassment and discrimination. It happens when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in protected activity, which is when an employee complains about some unlawful activity in the workplace.
At Porter Law, we can help assess your situation and determine if your facts describe a valid case of retaliation. We understand the complexity of these cases and will aggressively fight to protect your rights and interests.
Retaliation May Take Many Forms
It can take many forms, including:
- Denial of a promotion
- Removal of benefits or opportunities
- Hostile conduct toward the individual who made the report
Retaliation Is Always Illegal
Either way, retaliation is illegal, and courts and juries often render larger awards for damages in retaliation cases because it is so important to encourage employees to speak up in the workplace when they see something wrong, whether the conduct was directed toward them or a colleague.